The busiest major air show in years saw Airbus score big with the re-engined A320neo, Bombardier’s CSeries break through in Asia, Boeing give more hints on a 737 replacement and biofuel take center stage.
What a difference two years can make. At the 2009 Paris Air Show, Airbus’s big splash was an order for just 10 A350-900s valued at $2 billion from AirAsia, part of a show haul that included firm orders for 58 aircraft valued at nearly $6.4 billion at list prices and MOUs for an additional 69 planes worth $6.5 billion. At this year’s Le Bourget (June 20-26), fast-growing AirAsia again placed the most high-profile order of the show—this time for a whopping 200 A320neos ...
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